Tack cloths/tack rags?
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Hello,

I was talking to a work colleague the other day about tack cloths for paint preparation and wood work, does anyone here use them frequently? what types/brands can you recommend me?

Also, how would you commonly call it? tack rag or tack cloth? thanks!
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  Re: Tack cloths/tack rags? by Izaskun ([color=#141414][size...)
I never use them, it's just as easy to clean dust off with a variety of other methods. I just use MS and a cloth and wipe the piece down. You could also blow the dust off (bad idea, IMHO, just puts the dust into the air) or use a shop vac and brush attachment to remove it. Even then, I think I'd o with a light rub down with MS and a cloth.
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  Re: RE: Tack cloths/tack rags? by fredhargis (I never use them, it...)
I'm with Fred; I no longer use tack rags.  I vacuum.  Sometimes I follow that with a dry microfiber cloth or rag wet with MS or DNA; most times not.  

Tack rag, tack cloth.  All the same to me.  

John
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  Re: RE: Tack cloths/tack rags? by fredhargis (I never use them, it...)
(05-31-2021, 12:40 PM)fredhargis Wrote: I never use them, it's just as easy to clean dust off with a variety of other methods. I just use MS and a cloth and wipe the piece down. You could also blow the dust off (bad idea, IMHO, just puts the dust into the air) or use a shop vac and brush attachment to remove it. Even then, I think I'd o with a light rub down with MS and a cloth.

Depending on what was used in the tack rag people have had problems with water borne finishes.   If you are going to use one make sure it is marked for water borne if that is what you are using.   A lot of the older ones were made with bees wax which worked with solvent type finishes.    Roly
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  Re: Tack cloths/tack rags? by Izaskun ([color=#141414][size...)
I use them religiously. Get the good ones. I tack with forced air. ... Tack Cloth

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  Re: RE: Tack cloths/tack rags? by Snipe Hunter (I use them religious...)
(06-03-2021, 05:47 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: I use them religiously. Get the good ones. I tack with forced air. ... Tack Cloth

I use them at times as well mostly between coats of varnish ,,
not so much on unfinished wood depending on the grain 
as the cloth will hang up as any cloth would on the fibers.
compressed canned air in combination with tac cloth for my small projects 
seems to be my way to go.  As Mr. Hunter already said.. 

Like anything else depends on the application.. 
Tack cloths are definitely nice to have in your finishing cabinet.
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